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Electronic Waste and the Environment

Electronic Waste and the Environment In today’s fast paced society, technology is moving faster than ever due to advancements that are being made in speed, portability, and user accessibility with new computers and other electronic devices being introduced to the market. However, all of this new technology creates a problem because of the discarding of older electronic equipment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States alone produces approximately 300 millions tons...

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Electronic Waste

Today a major problem that our society is facing is Electronic Waste. With technology becoming more advanced each year the demand for new products is increasing. Though this might seem good for the people, it actually is hurting are society. With this becoming a rising issue it brings up the question, is electronic waste causing pollution and causing health issues? To answer this question first we have to know what electronic waste is. Over the years the American way of life is changing. We are...

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Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Waste Should be Disposed In one of his lectures “Nuclear Waste” Richard A. Muller, discussing the nuclear waste problem, scientists’ attempts to find the solution, and the public’s fear around it, gives the audience his personal evaluation. He makes a point that since the nuclear waste is here, we have to store it and storing at Yucca Mountain is not the worst option, because the dangers of storing it there is smaller than the dangers of not doing so. This lecture makes me recall the...

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food waste

Food Waste? Too valuable to waste! According to statistics from the Environmental Protection Department, in Hong Kong, solid waste generated daily weighs around 17000 tones, of which around 30% is organic matter (2700 tones) which is roughly equal to 120 double-deck buses in size. Compared this to the US where, revealed by the Environmental Protection Agency, only 12% of waste stream was scrap of food in 2005. Extra care in disposal is required for these putrescible wastes, otherwise nuisance...

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Waste Disposal

EFFECTS OF TOURISM ON WASTE DISPOSAL What is tourism? Is the commercial organization, operation and travelling for recreation, vacation, business or visit to interesting places. The people going o these visits are called tourists. What is waste disposal? Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials.  What are the Effects of Poor Domestic Waste management? Solid wastes, when improperly disposed off can be an environmental...

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Waste Management

WASTE MANAGEMENT WASTE WASTE • any material “thrown away” • regarded as useless and unwanted (at a certain time and place) KINDS OF WASTE Solid wastes domestic, commercial and industrial wastes especially common as co-disposal of wastes Examples: plastics, styrofoam containers, bottles, cans, papers, scrap iron, and other trash Liquid Wastes : wastes in liquid form Examples: domestic washings, chemicals, oils, wastewater from ponds, manufacturing industries and other sources CLASSIFICATION...

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Waste Disposal

WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT One of the most common problems that the world is facing right now is the dilemma on garbage disposal. As a result, global warming is evident in our world nowadays. Proper segregation and discarding of waste is essential to prevent environmental and health threats from happening such as floods, diseases cause by inappropriate waste disposal, etc. Waste is a material that is no longer needed, wanted or used. It is anything unusable or is intended to be discarded...

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Professional Ethics and Toxic Waste

1-51 Professional Ethics and Toxic Waste 1. Discuss why Rachel has an ethical responsibility to take some action about her suspicion of the illegal dumping of toxic wastes. Rachel has an ethical responsibility to take some action about her suspicion of the illegal dumping of toxic wastes because it is illegal to begin with and even though it might only be a suspicion, if it turns out to be true, under the eyes of the law if she knew about it and did nothing, she is just as guilty as the responsible...

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Honolulu Waste Problems

Honolulu Waste Problem: City Struggles To Find A Place For Its 1.6 Million Tons Of Annual Garbage Gigantic piles of shrink-wrapped garbage have been moldering in the heat of a Hawaii industrial park for more than five months, waiting for a place to be shipped. That wait appeared to end Monday when city officials inked a deal to dispose of the 40 million-pound pile of odious rubbish over the next six months by mostly burning it in an existing waste-to-power plant. But bigger problems remain for...

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Waste Management

WASTE MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT 1 Management of municipal solid waste (MSW) or otherwise known as trash or garbage is an ongoing environmental and economic issue not only in the Unites States but also around the world especially in a developing country like the Philippines. The need for a community assessment that aims at assessing the current problems related to the way trash is managed in Pateros, the smallest...

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